2 Injured in Explosion, Fire at North Mankato Truck Repair Shop

2 Injured in Explosion, Fire at North Mankato Truck Repair Shop Photo: KSTP

November 14, 2018 03:29 PM

Two people were injured in an explosion and fire at a truck service shop in North Mankato Wednesday, according to police.

North Mankato Police Chief Ross Gullickson confirmed technicians working on a compressed natural gas garbage truck at Allstate Peterbilt noticed flammable gas leaking around 11:45 a.m.

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While the building was being evacuated, the gas ignited, causing an explosion and fires.


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Two workers were hurt in the explosion. A 59-year-old Ellendale man was airlifted to Regions Hospital with first and second-degree burns. 

A 41-year-old Gibbon man was treated and released with an injured hand.

Gullickson said the public is not at risk.

The State Fire Marshal and the North Mankato Fire Department are investigating the cause.

The building is closed for now, Gullickson said.

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